Democratic candidate for governor Chris King released a new digital ad (see below) Wednesday morning that his campaign says is part of a six-figure media buy. The spot is called “Being Bold” and features what the King campaign calls “recent coverage of King’s bold, progressive campaign that is setting the agenda for Florida Democrats.”
“I am the outsider with new ideas and fresh vision, who is willing to display the political courage that this state needs to get big things done,” King says in the ad which will run statewide on Facebook.
The spot comes four days before the next Democratic gubernatorial debate to be held Saturday evening in St. Petersburg. In a news release announcing the ad buy, the campaign says King enters that debate “as the progressive campaign with momentum behind it.”
The 2:23 video is the third to be released by the King campaign and highlights many of the issues that King has made part of his campaign: refusing to accept political contributions from Big Sugar, investing in public education, fighting for gun safety reforms and standing up to the NRA, and criminal justice reforms that include ending the state’s death penalty.
King, an Orlando-area businessman, is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, along with former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.
Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene filed his paperwork to run in the Democratic primary last Friday. So far there have been no signs of an organized campaign by Greene.
There is also still no word from former South Florida Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy who has been considering a run for governor with former Republican Congressman David Jolly as his running mate. There are reports that Murphy could soon announce a decision.